A class discussion led by Joanne Kyger on Gertrude Stein, July 1991. The biography of Stein from birth until death is based on a book by John Malcolm Brinnin called "The Third Rose: Gertrude Stein and Her Work." Biography includes major works and inspirations as well as personal anecdotes about Stein's life.
This is the 12th class in Joanne Kyger's series on Compassion in Place. She focuses on various shamanic practices, in particular the use of crystals and medicine bags and reads certain myths/fables. This is class 12 of 12.
A Joanne Kyger class on experimental female writers. Kyger discusses Mina Loy, Lorine Neidecker, and Gertrude Stein. She gives background on each, discusses their work, and places them in a timeline of female writers. The class concludes with a question and answer session.
A workshop, "Beat And Other Rebel Angel," taught by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute October 1991. Kyger continues speaking about and discussing the work of the poet Jack Spicer focusing on Spicer's book "Admonitions."
Joanne Kyger presents a class at Naropa Institute in which she reads the poetry of Simon Ortiz and Lewis MacAdams, listens to an interview done with Ortiz by MacAdams, and discusses Ortiz's ideas and poetics. This is tape 1 of 2.
Part one of a class traught by Joanne Kyger in July 1977. In this class Joanne reads from her South Sea journals. She makes additional personal notes on the journals and the class discusses what she has read. This is the 4th class in a series.
This is class 10 in Joanne Kyger's summer of 1981 series Compassion for Place. In this class Kyger talks about hallucinogenic experiences in tribal culture - the experience of group mind, and has the class try to talk about their experience of this in an exercise they did with drums over the weekend. She also reads native Tai Maidu (CA Native American tribe) Mountain Lion stories. This is class 10 of 12.
This is the second class in a series given by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute in 1981 entitled Compassion for Place. Kyger looks heavily into Native American storytelling and poetry, focusing mainly on the plethora of Coyote Stories that are told in many different traditions, including here the Achomawi and Okanagan, and also on the works of native poets Jaime de Angulo and Simon Ortiz. This is class 1 of 12.
Joanne Kyger class disscussing and listening to the soundtrack of the film "Pull My Daisy" written by Jack Kerouac and produced by Robert Frank and Albert Leslie with characters played by Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky and narrated by Jack Kerouac. Related tapes 91P183-91P195.
Joanne Kyger presents a class at Naropa Institute in which she and the students discuss the culture and language of the Vinacoteca, a Mayan group in Chiapas, with special focus on their beliefs about "power animals," or "animal spirit companions." Kyger then gives students an in-class writing assignment and students read their assignments. This is the third class in a servies. This is tape 1 of 2.
This is class III of Compassion for Place, a series taught by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute in 1981. Kyger continues to discuss Coyote and read Coyote stories, but widens the discussion to its image as the trickster, and how Coyote can also be female. She reads from Snyder's The Old Ways, and talks about his Coyote Journal. A large part of the recording focuses on students in the class reading their nature-based assignments, created by visiting the same individual outdoor space alone...
Kyger has the class read the work they wrote in reponse to assignments on the coyote story and compassion for place. She also lectures on Maria Sabina and reads some of her work. This is class 7 of 12.
This is class 11 in Joanne Kyger's summer of 1981 series Compassion for Place. In this class Kyger lectures on "Maya Land," the remaining peoples of the Chiapas Mexico-Guatemala borders, with particular emphasis on the Tzotzil speakers. She reads stories from their mythology, and some of her own works from her visit to the area, and discusses the fusion of their iconography with that of Christianity. Then the final 30 minutes of the class mostly consists of students reading their own...
Joanne Kyger concludes a class at Naropa Institute, in which she and her students discuss the analysis of words and sounds in poetry, rationality and anti-rationality, and exile vs. acceptance of one's place as a person and writer. This is tape 2 of 2.
In this class Kyger finishes discussing Burroughs, and students read their papers. Kyger reads Burroughs' poem Thanksgiving Day 11-28-86. John Weiners is introduced with a detailed biography on him and his growing mental illness. Two poems from his Hotel Wentley collection, Poem for record players and Poem for painters, are read aloud by students. Kyger then gives a detailed biography of Bob Kaufman, and reads All those ships that never sailed from his book Ancient rain '56-'76. She also...
Joanne Kyger class on William S. Burroughs. She provides a detailed account of his life growing up in St. Louis his being sent to private school and graudation from Harvard. She recounts that he first began writing at the age of 14 and knew he was a homosexual at a young age. She gives anecdotal stories of Burroughs. Tells of his wife Joan Vollmer whom he shot in the head and some about his son William Jr. who died in 1983. She discusses his on and off addiction with drugs and reads pieces from...
This is the second half of a class by Joanne Kyger from July 1977. In this class students read their assignments and there is class discussion. This is the third class in a servies. This is tape 2 of 2.
A workshop, "Beat And Other Rebel Angels," taught by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute October 1991. Kyger speaks extensively about the poet Jack Spicer; his work, his life and his death. Along the way Kyger comments on various central and ancillary figures populating the San Francisco Northbeach scence at mid-century.
A class, "Beat And Other Rebel Angel's," taught by Joanne Kyger October 30, 1991. Tape 2 of 2, Kyger begins with a class read through of Whalen's poem "To The Muse," and ends with a brief discussion of Philip Whalen's novels.
This is class II of a series taught by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute in 1981 entitled Compassion for Place. Kyger continues to discuss Coyote in brief, but focuses the main part of the class on the poetry of Native American poet Simon Ortiz, which she reads extensively for about 40 minutes with light discussion of the work intermittently. This is class 2 of 12.
This is class 8 in the series Compassion for Place taught by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute in the summer of 1981. Kyger talks about the Dogribs, part of the Athapaskan clan, their use of the poisonous mushroom amanita muscaria, the problem of new age white shamanism, esp. in poetry, and various Native American poets. She also reads her own work and talks about her time in Puerto Rico traveling with Peter Warshall, and mentions many poets and writers and their works including Jung, and...
First lecture in Joanne Kyger's class on the poet as historical investigator, given as part of Naropa Institute's 1986 Summer Writing Program. Kyger explains the title of her lecture, quoting Ed Sanders on poetry's responsibility for the description of history. Kyger says that the "who am I" approach to poetry gets tedious, and that history is story. Most of the lecture focuses on the life and work of anthropologist and linguist Carobeth Tucker Laird. Kyger reads extensively from...
Joanne Kyger and Lorenzo Thomas readings. Kyger reads "Bolinas fog," "For the San Francisco Zen Center," "An Adonis springtime poem," "From the Jataka Tales," "Narcissus," " Take it o moon on the run," and others. Thomas reads "The leopard," "Cameo in sudden light," "Not gonna take it," "Chased passions," "House of red lights," and others.
This section of Beat and other Rebel Angels course taugh by Joanne Kyger in 1991 begins with students reading papers based on their learnings of Lew Welch. Joanne then proceeds to give a detailed account of Gregory Corso's life with anecdotal stories interspersed. She talks of his incarceration and first finding literature and writing while in Clinton jail and how he first met Allen Ginsberg. The students then read Corso's poem "Marriage." A tape of Corso reading his poems "All...
Second half of a Joanne Kyger class on Gary Snyder's work. She discusses his life, his interest in Zen, and the journals included in his book Earth Household. Part way through the class, Snyder appears in person. He and Kyger discuss mythology and literature. Snyder reads and discusses his work and Kyger reads some of her poetry. (Continued from 90P042)
Joanne Kyger reads an assortment of pieces, including a prose piece made up of letters from Philip Whalen, excerpts from her series "Shine It On, for Larry Fagin," and "The Toke Princess." Lee Ann Brown and Tony Torn read several poems including "The Baby in the Wheelchair" and sonnets. Lee Ann also sings several songs, including "The Ballad of Susan Smith." This is part 2 of 2.
byKyger, Joanne; Schelling, Andrew; Warshall, Peter; Wilson, Peter Lamborn
First half of a panel on Dharma and eco-poetics, chaired by Andrew Schelling at Naropa's Summer Writing program, with Joanne Kyger, Peter Lamborn Wilson, and Peter Warshall. Schelling asks the panel to look at strategies for writers interested in environmental issues. Wilson and Warshall talk about the politics of environmentalism. Kyger points out that ecology begins at home with a "Zen awareness" of the household. The panel ends with a question and answer session. (Continued on...
byBerssenbrugge, Mei-Mei; Kyger, Joanne; Osman, Jena; Perelman, Bob
First half of a poetry reading with Jena Osman, Bob Perelman, Mei Mei Bersenbrugge, and Joanne Kyger. Osman reads from "Press scrutiny." Bersennbrugge reads from her book, Nest, and Perelman reads "Fake dream: the library," "Today's lament," "Ode to James Fennimore Cooper," and others. (Continues on 01P026)
byBellamy, Dodie; Killian, Kevin; Kyger, Joanne; Raworth, Tom; Warshall, Peter
A reading with Naropa faculty members Joanne Kyger, Dodie Bellamy, Kevin Killian, Tom Raworth, and Peter Warshall. Many of the readings are dedicated to friends who have passed on, including Naropa teacher Rick Fields. Joanne Kyger reads from her history of the Buddhist teacher Naropa as well as a poem by Rick Fields. Dodie Bellamy reads from "The letters of Mina Harker." Kevin Killian reads his poetry including some poems written in response to the AIDS epidemic. British poet Tom...
byKyger, Joanne; Schelling, Andrew; Warshall, Peter; Wilson, Peter Lamborn
Second half of a panel on Dharma and eco-poetics, chaired by Andrew Schelling at Naropa's Summer Writing program, with Joanne Kyger, Peter Lamborn Wilson, and Peter Warshall. Schelling asks the panel to look at strategies for writers interested in environmental issues. Wilson and Warshall talk about the politics of environmentalism. Kyger points out that ecology begins at home with a "Zen awareness" of the household. The panel ends with a question and answer session. (Continued on...
byHamill, Sam; Kyger, Joanne; Rodney, Janet; Schelling, Andrew; Warshall, Peter
A panel on dharma and eco-poetics with Janet Rodney, Sam Hamill, Joanne Kyger, and Peter Warshall, chaired by Andrew Schelling. The panel discusses the information age; busy-ness and doing nothing; the ecology of paper production; nature, and conscientious objection to overpopulation and capitalism; English language nature writing; and the disconnection from nature in English language poetry. A question and answer period concludes the panel.
byCollom, Jack; Kyger, Joanne; Schelling, Andrew; Waldman, Anne; Warshall, Peter
Wide ranging panel discussion on topics of ecology, dharma, enviornmental protection, the language and stories of those realms, and their implications for new writing. Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, spirituality and literature, activism
A panel of four women writers from the Beat Generation, including Joanne Kyger, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Hettie Jones, and Janine Pommy Vega, discuss their own work and influences as well as the context and history of the Beat Generation, and their role within that context. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
First half of a panel with Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Eleni Sikelianos, Harryette Mullen, Steven Taylor, and Renee Gladman. Waldman reads "Sister arise and vocalize: is there anyone under that chador?" Kyger discusses modernist women poets. Sikelianos reads "Yo, self / yo, maximus." Mullen discusses categories, forms, and perceptions. Taylor discusses Claude Levi-Strauss, Simone de Beauvoir, Julia Kristeva. Renee Gladman discusses poetry and triangles. (Continues on 02P032)
Second half of a panel with Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Eleni Sikelianos, Harryette Mullen, Steven Taylor, Renee Gladman. This section contains the remainder of the question and answer session. Topics discussed include gendered grammar and syntax, the feminization of America, the commodification of sex, and the patriarchy. (Continued from 02P031)
First half of a panel on counter-poetics and opposition with Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Amiri Baraka, Allen Ginsberg, and Peter Lamborn Wilson. Waldman begins by reading an excerpt from Columbus's journal describing how easy it will be to exploit the people of the Americas. She proposes a program for incorporating political activism into poetics. The panelists make individual statements about counter-poetics and move to more open discussion. They propose definitions for the term and look at... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )